Post-bankruptcy, City Sports resurrects website, plans new stores

Boston Business Journal | By David L. Harris
April 18, 2017

After filing for bankruptcy and closing more than two-dozen stores in 2015, the athletic-apparel retailer City Sports is up and running again — at least online.

The company, which was acquired by two brothers in New Jersey last year, said on Tuesday that its website was now selling merchandise and that it would also focus on opening new stores in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

“Our focus on serving the urban athlete remains as strong as it was in 1983 when two friends opened a small store on Massachusetts Ave, not too far from the finish of yesterday’s race,” City Sports’ new owners said in the post.

BostInno reported last year that the brothers, Brent and Blake Sonnek-Schmelz, ran a soccer chain called Soccer Post in Eatontown, N.J. and paid $400,000 for the City Sports brand name, logo and customer list at a bankruptcy auction.

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